While the word “recruitment” often elicits images of military conscription, recruitment in a church setting includes helping an individual Christian determine the gifts and the time she/he has to offer the church and then matching those gifts with a piece of work, whether for a year-long elected position or a short-term task. This work, if neglected, might harm the church’s ministry and even the faith base of many individuals. Some good practical tips will be presented, and some ideas about the kinds of conversations that will help in the matching process.

Handouts for session 3